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brooke baldwin, thank you for being with me. mitt romney just finished a speech in pueblo, colorado. let's listen to mitt romney, his voice getting hoarse here, 43 days before the election. mitt romney spinning out a series of campaign promises just moments ago. >> we're going to see more jobs, we're going to see more take home pay. you're going to see your kids when they graduate from high school or graduate from college, they're going to be jobs waiting for them. we're going to make sure all of you who are waiting or living paycheck to paycheck you'll finally be able to save a little bit, put a little aside. you'll be able to go to the movies again, go out to dinner. this is the way it is supposed to be in america. we can do better than this president, i will do better than this president has done for the american people. >> jim acosta there in pueblo, colorado. we heard you, romney's voice starting to crack and it brings to mind bill clinton, before the '92 election, barely, remember barely able to speak. romney is not quite there yet. but we still have six weeks to go and let's remember, jim
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acosta, romney endured a bruising months long primary, been campaigning hard for more than a year, perhaps this is the day to ask you, how is he holding up? >> reporter: brooke, i think he's holding up fine. last friday his campaign in addition to putting out the tax return for 2011 put out a letter from his physician declaring the gop nominee to be in excellent health and ready to take on the presidency. so from time to time we heard him sound hoarse. i would say this is nothing more than that. but speaking of raised voices, mitt romney was certainly doing that on the subject of foreign policy here at this event and pueblo, colorado. he went after president obama for some comments that the president made on 60 minutes last night when the president talked about some of the recent unrest in the middle east as being what he called bumps in the road. mitt romney just a few moments ago taking the gloves off really here in pueblo, colorado, brooke, mitt romney said, quote, bumps in the road, asking that as a question mark, we had an
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ambassador assassinated. he said these are not bumps in the road, these are human lives these are developments we do not want to see. that drew an instant response from the obama campaign. they put out a statement a few moments ago accusing romney of playing politics with the lives of those four diplomats that were lost in libya. it is getting to be a testy day on the campaign trail. >> speaking of gloves off, let's look at the new ad as being run against romney by the obama campaign. the ad was released just today. here is part of it. >> mitt romney attacked 47% of americans who pay no income tax, including veterans, elderly, the disabled. >> my job is not to worry about those people. >> doesn't the president have to worry about everyone? mitt romney paid just -- >> so, no surprise, obama campaign is not going to let voters forget that romney's remarks, right, about the 47% of the country being dependent upon the government, believing they're entitled to sort of cruising along on the government dole. does the romney campaign expect
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to be reminded again and again and again of romney's remarks delivered in may and reported last week? >> reporter: well, this is the gift that keeps on giving for the obama campaign. they'll be running the xhechbtn long as they possibly can. you'll recall in the "60 minutes" interview, he was asked about the tape from mother jones and he said, look, that's not my campaign, that's me. he took responsibility for those remarks. that's not going to stop the obama campaign from running those remarks, but it is interesting to note, brooke, on his campaign plane yesterday, he was going after the president accusing the president of twisting his words, of saying things about his record that he says aren't true. he even said the president was, quote, trying to fool people about his record. but you can see from that ad there, that is not a negative or misleading ad. that is just using mitt romney in his own words, and obviously that has to be a worry for the campaign, brooke. >> final question, you're there with the romney campaign in
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colorado. denver, the site of next wednesday's presidential debate, number one. is colorado a must-win for romney? >> reporter: i don't know if it is a must-win for mitt romney. the fact they're out here, i think, shows that they do see it as vitally important. our latest cnn poll of polls on colorado shows a three-point race for president obama. he has a three-point edge, that's not very much over mitt romney. this is one of those states, if mitt romney can turn this state, turn a few other states and then capture ohio or florida, yeah, there is a path to the presidency, but he has to put together a map that includes taking away some of those states that the president captured four years ago. he can't simply just, you know, win all the states that mccain won in '08 and maybe a colorado here or colorado or iowa there. that explains why the romney campaign, paul ryan, mitt romney are both going to be in ohio tomorrow, a cross state bus tour that is very critical. there is not a whole lot of time before the debates get started.
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they start next wednesday on the 3rd. that does not give him a lot of time to play catch-up. >> he will be in ohio with paul ryan tomorrow. we'll see you from there, i'm sure. jim acosta for us in pueblo. thank you. just into us here at cnn, concerns about private messages being made public on facebook. let's go straight to dan simon, live for us in san francisco. what is the story here? >> reporter: well, i'll tell you what, we want to be very cautious and deliberate in how we approach this, this coming out just a little while ago, a couple of french newspapers are reporting that private messages sent on facebook are now just spontaneously showing up on people's walls or timelines. these messages go back to 2007, 2009, a couple of u.s.-based bloggers are reporting the same issue, but here is the thing, facebook say they have looked into this and they say that these were public wall postings
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to begin with, so there is no issue here. i want to put up a full screen quote of what facebook says, it says a small number of users raised concerns after what they mistakenly believed to be private messages appeared on their timeline. engineers investigated these reports and found the messages were older wall posts that had always been visible on the user's profile pages. facebook is satisfied that there has been no breach of user privacy. we got a he said/she said. some people saying their private messages are popping up in various places, facebook saying that's not happening. we're still in the fact-finding mission as they say, we'll get back to you when we know more. >> i know you're making phone calls, we all trying to figure out if in fact where the truth lies. dan simon, i'll let you do that and perhaps we'll revisit. thank you. meantime, as we mentioned a moment ago here, facebook stock taking a plunge today, down 9%. alison kosik covering this one for us today at the new york
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stock exchange. why the drop? >> this all over an article that appeared, brooke, in the publication in barnz ov"barons"e weekend. facebook shares are sitting at $21.08. this is the running theme for facebook since it went public, way back in may, went public at $38. and has had big issues ever since. there has always been a question is this stock overpriced? the problem is, what barons said in this article over the weekend is that facebook shares should be closer to $15 a share. but the funny thing is some traders are kind of surprised by today's tumble. facebook shares tumbled as much as 10% today. right now they're down -- they recovered a bit, down 7.5%. and these traders say the article really didn't say anything new. nothing already -- nothing too surprising that wall street didn't already know. everybody knows that the issues facing facebook as a company, it has got a lot of criticism about not having a clear growth strategy about how it is going
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to make money off its mobile users, meaning most of us access facebook on our tablets and on our smart phones, but we rarely click on ads on those devices and advertising is the moneymaker for facebook. so that really is sort of the same song that has been sung over and over. for some reason this article really touched a cord with investors and they hit the sell button. >> so as they hit the sell button, what are we now pretty much 50 minutes away from the closing bell, google on the flip side, hitting an all time high today. >> oh, yes. so we talk about apple hitting an all time high, but we haven't really talked about google, but look at google, at $748, it was earlier today hitting its all time high, $748.90, though shares, they are, yeah, $49.55. if you look at this year, google was up 15% so far this year and believe it or not, wall street still thinks that google still has room to run. the company, when you look at it, it dominates the search
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engine on the web and its android mobile platform is doing really well. some people don't know this, though, it has 68% of the global smart phone market. apple has 17. that's something that gets lost because we like to talk about apple so much. >> alison kosik, alison, thank you. maybe you're watching football last night, pretty much up unheard of, a coach grabbing a referee in protest of a call, that's the latest headache here involving these temporary referees in the nfl. well, get this, i'm about to speak live with a former nfl ref about whether this is ruining the integrity of a multibillion dollar industry. don't miss it. hey, i love your cereal there --
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over that right side of that goal post. patriots coach bill belichick among the nonbelievers. look at his right arm. touches, grabs, whatever you want to call it, the ref, charged after him, tried to make his point, even grabbing his arm briefly. that will cost him some money or as the announcer said, some books. no doubt. what i want to talk about all of this with jim tuti, on the phone with me, an nfl official for 31 years. thanks for calling in. i'm sure you've seen this much talked about field goal, pats lost because of it. did you think it was good? did you think it was fair? >> brooke, i love this game. i watched it for the last 50 years, i love it. i had the same situation, a call with a field goal good inside or out. the ball has to go at least inside the outside of the post, and now the post is 20 feet above the cross bar, and still the kickers are kicking them high. it looks like we have to raise that post even a little higher. that's a judgment call for the
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official there on the field. there are a lot of judgment calls happening in the game today that are incorrect and judgment calls are always the toughest part. >> so, jim, let me make sure i'm clear, you don't want to say, you don't want to say -- >> you know, the screen that i have is only two dimensions, hide heig there is a lot of frustrations and i have respect for coach belichick, frustrations are to a point now that it is getting beyond control. the nfl said in the beginning, nobody goes to the games to watch the officials. they do now and that's wrong. >> that is a game that maybe pats fans would -- could look back to later when it comes to playoff time and say, this kept us, you know, out of the running. my question to you is how much longer do you think the nfl will let this go on? >> i don't think can go on any
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longer. i think it needs to stop right away and i'm not part of the negotiation team on either side, so i'm not -- i'm not taking an issue with that. but the two sides have to sit down and lock the door in the room and say let's get it done. the nfl warned players and coaches last week to stop abusing officials and things like that. but you can't legislate respect. and it has to be earned. and that's what is happening. some officials don't have the respect of the players, the coaches, they haven't earned it. they're volunteers. >> forgive me for interrupting, what do you think the current refs who are not out there on the fields now what do you think they're doing as they're watching the games being played? >> they're having the same frustrations as you and i are. they have no control of the game. the players don't respect them. regular officials will walk on the field and the coaches and players know who they are and they can respect them because they know they're going get it right. when they start making mistakes, the mistakes they made, not just judgment calls, not just whether the ball is good or inside the
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post or not, not just whether it is holding or pass interference, but putting the ball in the wrong place, saying the wrong them, giving extra time-outs, doing things, extra challenges that shouldn't happen, they're not ready to -- at this level. they're just not experienced. >> i think a lot of fans will agree with you, they hope the regular refs come back. they're basically playing hard ball over $10 million, $15 million and this league generates billions of dollars in revenue. jim tony, veteran nfl ref, jim, appreciate you calling in. we'll see where this thing goes. >> brooke, nice to talk with you. to new york where iran's president will speak this week as always. he will probably ruffle some feathers, but piers morgan, he sat down with him first. the interview took piers, fair to say, a bizarre turn. he's live. we're going to talk about what you all chatted about next. prin. i'm an expert on softball. and tea parties. i'll have more awkward conversations than i'm equipped for
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ahmadinejad arrived for the united nations general assembly. the iranian president attracts a level of attention all too his own. his exclusive interview with piers morgan already setting the tone for wednesday's speech. want to bring piers morguen s
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with me. you had some fascinating, bizarre exchanges with iran's leader, including the issue of homosexuality, quite an exchange. what did he say when you're asking him about the recent death of u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, in terms of the violence. did he condemn the violence sparked by that anti-islam video? >> i asked him to directly condemn it and he's quite careful about doing that. what he did do to be fair to him was having said how deplorable he felt the video itself was and mocking the prophet muhammad was completely unacceptable and incendiary. he also said the resolution to this should be peaceful. so he was pretty clear about that. and thusly contradictory thing when you interview president ahmadinejad, he's a man of many contradictions. there are passages of the interview tonight where he seems completely rational, and he's very intelligent, no question
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about it, he's a scholar. he will be very measured and calm, and there are other parts of the interview where he is very irrational. and that's when you get to israel or you get to homosexuality or whatever it is that fires him up. you get a feeling with him that he's basically talking to two audiences. he's talking to the western audience, and he noknows everyo will see this interview and he's talking to the audience back home. so all the anti-american rhetoric or the anti-israeli receipt eo eor rhetoric is gear toward a different audience. >> just to remind everyone, it is illegal to engage in homosexual acts in iran. back in 2007, ahmadinejad talking to a u.s. audience said point blank that there were no gays living in his country. so now here are the two of you. >> shouldn't freedom and individuality and all those things also extend to people who
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just happen to be gay? who were born gay? they weren't made gay. wouldn't it be great for the president of iran to say, you know something, everyone is entitled to be whatever sexuality they are born to be. that would be a great symbol of freedom. >> translator: do you really believe that someone is born homosexual? >> yes, absolutely i believe that, yes, i do. >> translator: i'm sorry, let me ask you that, do you believe anyone is given birth through homosexuality? homosexuality ceases procreation. who has said that if you like or believe in doing something ugly and others do not accept your behavior, they're denying your freedom? who says that? who says that. perhaps in a country they wish to legitimize stealing. >> you are a father of three
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children. >> translator: for a few percentage of -- >> you have two sons and a daughter, what would you do if one of them was gay? >> translator: these things have different ways, the proper education must be given, the education system must be revamped, the political system must be revamped, and these must be also reformed, revamped along the way. but if you -- if a group recognizes an ugly behavior or ugly deed as legitimate, you must not expect other countries or other groups to give it the same recognition. >> so, wait, is he saying that education could make someone not gay? >> that's exactly what he's saying. i think he believes it. and that's where you have an example of really quite extreme bigotry. but it is not something necessarily new. some of the language he used was new. and it was pretty shocking. but he's contradictory in this sense. when i asked him questions about
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his children, i said how would you feel given your relentless anti-israeli statements, how would you feel if he was to find out that one of his children was dating a jew and he said he would be perfectly okay with that. >> wow. >> and i was surprised. wasn't what i was expecting. he is a -- he's a surprising character. he's unpredictable. i don't think he's mad in the way that many in the west are perhaps prefer to see him. he certainly is a caricature figure when it comes to america. i didn't get a sense of a crazy mad man. i get a sense of somebody playing very hard to his home audience, where he's not that popular these days, he's in his final year as president, probably thinking about his legacy. and, but the real issue, i guess, is not his views on homosexuality or any of the social issues i discussed, it is about israel because the war drums are beating heavily. and on that he was very adamant. israel tries anything, in terms of any military strike, then
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iran will defend itself. and he couldn't have been clearer about that. he also -- i thought an interesting part of the interview that hasn't come out yet, it is fascinating he claire fide the statement he made which that he wanted to wipe israel off the map. when i really pressed him on this tonight, he says, really, what he implies what he meant was he wanted to wipe the -- as he put it, israeli occupation of palestinian land off the map. so he's clarified that and reigned back from i want to get rid of israel to i want to get rid of what he sees as israeli occupation. an interesting clarification, but, look, it is a fascinating hour, one of the most fascinating interviews i've ever done and he's at times charming and sinister and contradictory and unpredictable and occasionally he says stuff where you find yourself nodding in agreement. so i would say watch it and come to your own conclusions and they'll be very different conclusions depending who
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watches it. >> let the viewer be the judge. piers morgan, we'll look for it. it sounds like you all talked about a little bit of everything. we'll look for it, piers morgan tonight, of course, 9:00. good to see you. >> thank you. take care. new research about breast cancer could lead to new treatments using familiar drugs. elizabeth cohen explains next. [ male announcer ] with a driving range of more than 550 miles you'll inevitably find yourself on a desolate highway in your jeep grand cherokee. and when you do, you'll be grateful for the adaptive cruise control that automatically adjusts your speed when approaching slower traffic. and for the blind-spot monitor... [ beeping ] ...that helps remind you that the highway might not be as desolate... as you thought. ♪
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new information on the fight against breast cancer. grouping cancers by genes could lead to new treatments. senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen here with me now. so -- >> this is really interesting, exciting stuff. >> yeah? >> because we usually think of cancers as this is a breast cancer, we're going to treat it this way, this say lung cancer, we're going to treat it this way. this is an ovarian cancer. what this study and others point to is maybe there is similarities between the different type because they have similar genes. maybe the genes of the cancer is more important than the actual
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location. so with these folks did is they looked at genes of more than 800 women with breast cancer, the genes of the cancer, not of the women, and they found that some women had a breast cancer that looks genetically like ovarian cancer. and so now they're thinking, gee, maybe we should treat these women with ovarian cancer treatments instead of breast cancer treatments. >> so what does this mean right now? >> for right now this doesn't mean much at all. you don't want to start giving women these new treatments without trying it out first in the study because the new treatments might possibly hurt them. we don't know. you don't want to make this big jump. instead what they need to do is study it, they need to look at it, they need to say let's take a few women with this ovarian genetic kind of cancer that is breast cancer and let's give ovarian cancer treatment and see what happens. but it needs to be done in an organized way. >> do we know how long -- how long until that treatment can happen? >> years. >> years? >> years. it could be 3, 5, 10 years. i think it is important to point out, it is possible that this
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theory may not work out at all. it may be possible that this is just interesting but it doesn't actually change treatment. it is also possible that they're going to say, wow, treating that breast cancer as if it were an ovarian cancer was phenomenal. we saved lives. we just don't know which direction it is going to go in. >> as we were talking in the break, part of the continuum, more information, testing is a good thing. >> testing is a good thing. and stop thinking solely in terms of location, where in the body it is, and start thinking more about the genes. >> genes. elizabeth cohen, thank you. always want to remind everyone, if you or a friend recently has been diagnosed with cancer, you can learn much more. take charge as elizabeth likes to take, be the empowered patient, go to cnn.com/empoweredpatient. elizabeth cohen, again, thank you, thank you. as the investigation unfolds into the death of a u.s. ambassador, the state department on the defense over the days, the hours, leading up to chris stevens' death. this as secretary of state hillary clinton meets with the president of libya. i'm breathing better.
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two weeks after the death of u.s. ambassador to libya and the death of three other americans in the same attack, there are still questions. and critics say the state department and the administration have yet to answer them. cnn has exclusively obtained information from ambassador chris stevens private journals which show he was concerned about his safety, but the details could contradict with what the state department is saying. hillary clinton is meeting with the president of libya today. i want to bring in cnn's foreign affairs correspondent lisa labott. the state department defending its actions leading up to the ambassador's death. >> brooke, that's right. there is no question that there was concern in libya, in benghazi, about a rising militancy extremism in the area. what the state department says is there was a small attack on
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the u.s. consulate in june, an ied attack and several other attacks on foreign targets and the state department says that they beefed up security at this diplomatic facility, significantly, in the months leading up to the attack -- the september 11 attack. but what they said is what they were preparing for, what they were trying to guard off against they couldn't foresee the kind of massive fire assault that they saw that day. they were beefing up security in accordance with some of the other attacks that pattern of threats out there and they say that nobody could have predicted the amount of fire fight they had that day. obviously we see now those security measures were not enough to save ambassador stevens and those other three americans. >> what about today and looking ahead, in terms of this region. how is the state department, how will they beef up security there? >> well, it is a really good question. brooke, after those massive attacks on the u.s. embassies in
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kenya and tanzania in 1998 there were certain legal restrictions that were put in place for embassy and consulates. you have to have certain setbacks, certain building specifications. i think there is going to be a lot more attention to making sure that all diplomatic facilities, regardless of how many personnel are there, regardless of how much work is being done there, are going to be built up to these types of inspecti specifications and working with the host countries. we know the libyans are having a hard time controlling their own country there are questions as to whether they really could have provided adequate security for the united states, but i think there is going to be a lot more attention to say to these countries and secretary clinton is meeting with the libyan spread, president to say, listen, if we take stay in your country, you have to protect our personnel. >> elise labott, thank you. shopping without cash. more people paying with your mobile phone instead of the wallet. why technology is about to
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democr depth on our mobile society and we're remembering the wallet. >> many people are saying one day your smartphone could completely replace your wallet. well, how close are we to that actually happening? i decided to put that question to the test here in new york city, so today i'm officially ditching my wallet and using my smartphone to pay. so we're starting our day out with cereal and if i want to pay with my mobile phone here, i can use google wallet. let's test it out. whoops, so i selected my card here, and i just hold it against -- >> backwards. >> oh. no cards -- i'm enabling it, i can hold it against here. >> it took. >> all right. thank you very much. google wallet only works on sprint, virgin mobile devices and nenexus 7 tablet. you put your phone here, and
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then level up will scan the bar code, so i just bought a coffee. great. >> the advantage for us is that we get better transaction fees for credit cards. >> all right, thank you. >> the mobile payment space is projected to be $171 billion business this year. and it is on the rise. so what does the future look like? we asked one of the major players. >> if you're paying with your name, you don't need your phone or wallet at all. you can pay with your -- >> i should be able to pay using square just by telling you my name, right? >> yeah. >> i would like to get a scone, please. and my name is lori. >> all right. your name is lori. so i see you right there. >> my picture just shows up. >> yeah. you're all set. >> i learned ahead of time you to have a tab already open on the square app, so it is not totally phone free tech, just yet. last stop of the day, home depot. the store recently launched a partnership with pay pal. with the new system, all i need is my mobile phone number, i
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don't need my physical phone to pay for this plant. >> going to be paying this with your pay pal? >> yes. this is a pin i set up beforehand. >> it has been accepted. >> so that worked, pretty quick. >> long day of trying to replace my wallet with my smartphone. google wallet worked pretty easily but you to have a certain phone for it to work. level up worked pretty quickly. square, very, very interesting, you can walk in and say your name, but you had to know how to set it up before. the same goes for pay pal and integration with home depot. is your smartphone going to replace your wallet anytime soon, probably not, but if you're using your smartphone for your wallet, don't lose your phone. >> lori siegel, thank you. coming up, one of music's greatest legends is teaming up with former president bill clinton announcing a major initiative today, the smokey robinson explains it to me live. plus, i might surprise him with a video clip. we'll get his reaction to that. ♪
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well, smokey robinson's voice serving as the soundtrack for a generation. ♪ see a smile
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lifts off her face ♪ >> that sis an all time favorit of mine. so many other hits by smokey robinson and the miracles. folks, this is motown music royalty today. and today, though, the singer is using his voice in a much different way, the clinton global initiative in new york robinson announced what he calls the smoke alarm for clean drinking water. he's sounding the alarm today. this is a massive social media push to get funding for a program by procter & gamble. this company distributes small packets that in 30 minutes, you see the video in 30 minutes can turn dirty water into something people can drink. >> they make these water packets. and this is talking about me with a miracle, this is truly a miracle. it is incredible. >> wow. smokey robinson, good enough to join me right now. i'm having a pinch me moment right now, smokey robinson, i
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truly appreciate you coming on and, you know, really here is my first question for you. for all the causes that you can lend your voice and support, why this cause? why this safe drinking water program for children? >> well, brooke, because water is the source of all life. everything that is alive on earth needs water. so and there are many areas in the world where water is so scarce and then where the water is contaminated and polluted and what have you and people still have to drink it, just to have water. and thousands of kids are dying every day because of having to drink that kind of water. so we're trying to combat that, we're trying to do something about it. and to get the purification packets to those areas where people need them so they can have drinking water. >> this is something, smoky, you could have held a huge benefit concert to raise awareness, but instead you are sounding the smoke alarm. this is what you're calling --
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sounding the smoke alarm, pulling in all these a-lister friends who are pretty powerful on twitter to help get the momentum going. why do it this way? >> because of what you just said, it has been done so many other ways where you have to call on the artist, they have a their time out to do that and bring their musicians and what have you. and do the concert and so on. this is so simple. all they have to do is tweet their followers or go on their facebook and facebook them. and let them know what we're tackling. and it doesn't -- see, the beauty of this is that it doesn't only lend itself to entertainers and people in the entertainment world. any and everybody can be involved in this. anybody who trooet tweets, anybody who's on facebook, anybody who's on a social network can get involved in this.
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this packet right here is made by procter & gamble. this packet purifies ten liters of water. for $10, you can provide pure drinking water for a kid for a whole year. so there's nothing like this. we wanted to do it in a way where everybody could become involved with it. >> why team up and unveil this today with former president bill clinton? why do it there? >> well, he has the clinton coalition. and president clinton and i have been friends for a long time. and i called upon him to get involved with us and let us get involved with him because he has -- his coalition is set up. and he does so many worthy cause things all over the earth. so we wanted to be involved with somebody like that. so i called him. and he said okay. and they got involved. and we're involved also with
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procter & gamble. in fact, president clinton turned us on to procter & gam e gamble. >> i love it. just for people to know, your twitter handle i is @smokeyrobinson. i sat down this summer with two young men i believe you know pretty well, they're known as lmfao. i asked them who inspired them at a young age. here's what they said. >> uncle smokey. >> what did he tell you guys? >> at christmas party, you'd see everybody there. but it was more of being able to be in the presence and see how he carried himself. >> we should be clear, not blood
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related but barry gordie, father. he helped you early on. they say you helped teach them how to carry themselves. what's your advice to youngsters wanting to make a name for themselves in the business? >> well, those are my nephews and i love them very much. i've known both of them since before they were born. i'm very happy for them. they're so popular all over the world. i'm very proud of them because they are nice young men and they carry themselves really good. and i'm happy to hear that they learned something from me as far as to carry themselves because consciously, i was not telling them what to do. but if they saw me -- i tell young people, show business is built on pedestals and accolades and praise and all those things like that from people. so you never can forget that you're a person.
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you never can forget that everybody makes this world go round. and because you were in the entertainment world and people know you and you have know ryety around the world and all that, it doesn't make you better than anybody else on earth because we're all equals when it comes to that. >> i think that can apply to anything, smokey robinson. anything, anything. before i let you go, i just want to say this. i grew up with a jukebox in my house. it was full of motown records, the lps. and my favorite song was "tracks of my tears." i want to ask you if you could, pretty please, sing a couple of lines from "tracks of my tears." just to me. >> just for you? >> yes, please ♪ people say i'm the life of the party because i'm being interviewed by brooke ♪ >> you just made my day, maybe
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week, maybe month. smokey robinson, thank you, thank you, thank you. >> all right, honey. thank you very much. >> we'll look up what you're doing. let's go to break. smokey robinson, "tracks of my tears." ♪ i'm also a survivor of ovarian a writand uterine cancers. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen
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and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers. symptoms are not the same for everyone. i got sick...and then i got better. so why exactly should that be of any interest to you? well, in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. like the transatlantic cable that connected continents. and the panama canal that made our world a smaller place. we supported the marshall plan that helped europe regain its strength. and pioneered the atm, so you can get cash when you want it. it's been our privilege to back ideas like these, and the leaders behind them.
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so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping people and their ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪
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the power of a woman's touch, the nation of colombia is hoping it can make all the difference in preventing riots. look at this ireport. women in gear, on guard in bogota watching over sports fans. raphael romo, let me bring you in on this. why women? >> because in colombia, like in many parts of latin america, the culture of respecting a lady is still very much ingrained. may seem outdated in other parts of the world, but the idea here is that these women are less likely to pull the trigger,
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they're less likely to start a confrontation. it's a pilot program that is working very well for them. >> are the women being trained any differently than, say, a man? >> the training is exactly the same. they use the same equipment as the men. they use the same tactics. there's absolutely no difference. the only difference, if you can call it that is that so far it's only 55 women. but depending on the success of this program, that number is likely to increase in the future. >> just curious, are they older women, younger women, single women that do this? >> they have a little bit of everything, really. many of these women because of the physical requirements tend to be younger. but there's also moers, there's also sisters, all kinds of women there. >> this is specifically for sporting events or -- >> not only that. but one of the things that i found surprising is that these women were in action during the summit of the americas in cartagena back in april. and as